Your computer is hyper

Hyper-threading technology is designed to make a single CPU act like two separate processors. How much of a performance increase can you realistically expect from HTT?

A) Twice the performance

B) 50% increase in performance

C) 15% to 30% increase in performance

D) No effective increase in performance

E) You might want to consider getting your PC a gym membership

The answer: C) 15% to 30% increase in performance

It would be very difficult to get twice the speed, but the 15% to 30% increase in performance is a normal expectation when using hyper-threading technology.

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